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Glossary, Terms & Abbreviations

 

 

What is digital scrapbooking?

Wikipedia describes "digital scrapbooking" as the creation of a new 2D artwork by re-combining various graphic elements. It is a form of scrapbooking that is done using a personal computer, digital or scanned photos and computer graphics software.”

What are the benefits of digital scrapbooking?

It’s tidy – there’s no paper, glitter or glue to clean up after you have finished!

The supplies are reusable – you’ll never run out of letters or your favourite paper ever again!

The supplies are customisable – you can make everything just the colour, size and shape you want it.

It’s easy to make copies of your projects for other people. As the finished project is digital, you can print as many copies you need, in whatever size you need.

It’s easy to change the size and shape of the photos – you don’t have to decide what size photo to print before starting your layout.

Instant shopping – place an order online and download your new supplies straight away!

The pages are flat – you can fit more pages in your album as printed digital scrapbook layouts are so thin in comparison to the more bulky traditional paper pages. You can also have hundreds of layouts printed in a bound coffee-table style book.

And maybe the most important benefit of all – you can undo any mistakes! It’s very freeing to be able to try out new techniques and styles knowing that if you don’t like the finished result you have used up any precious supplies!

* full original article on "Kate Hadfield Designs" website

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Why choose full-sized?

Full-size (FS) kits, elements, templates, alphas, papers and more, come all with a DPI of 300. Which means that the resolution is high enough for them to be printed and look good.

The size of a full size (FS) paper is 3600X3600 pixels or 12X12, and normally over 2000 pixels for elements.

A full size (FS) element and paper can easily be resized to a smaller size as needed.

Finally, a full size (FS) kit, element or paper can also be used for traditional scrapbooking as the formats are very large and can be printed without loosing quality.

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What are tagger kits?

Tagger kits generally contain elements and papers, just like full-sized scrap kits, but are scaled to 800X800 (or less) with a resolution of 72 dpi (vs. 3600X3600 and 300 dpi for full-size kits). From a preview, they look just like full size digital scrapbooking kits.

Why are they called “tagger”?

Here is an answer that really makes sense!

A name is also referred to as a “tag.” You sign your name to something at the end, you tag it. Gangs and graffiti painters spray paint their names onto overpasses and other public property. They are called “taggers.” The people who are making siggies, i.e. signature graphics, are also called taggers because they are making graphics to sign your name to an email or posting.

How are tagger kits used?

They are primarily used to create signatures and avatars (i.e. “tags”) for message boards and email. However, they can also be used to create web-only scrapbook pages, digital layouts, banners of all kind, FB timeline covers and small-scale hybrid projects. Because of the low-resolution, printing 8X8 or 12X12 layouts just won’t work.

Suzanne Woolcott is one artist whose designs are popular for this use, particular for custom avatars, but this is just one facet of tags. You’ll also find that semi-nude women are often subjects of tags across the internet, though obviously not so much within digital scrapbooking. Tags are traditional created using Paint Shop Pro (PSP) and there is stock artwork available, called “tubes”. PSP tubes are similar to Photoshop brushes that are used for just stamping one image. Making tags is one avenue by which many have come to digiscrapping.

Why choose tagger-sized?

If you’re into making web-only graphics or small printed items, then tagger-sized kits can save you a ton of hard drive space!

* full original article on "Simple Scrapper" website
 

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Terms and Abbreviations

PU (Personal Use)
Product to be used in a personal way only. This means you can use it for all kind of layouts and for other graphic projects but for your personal use only, not to create profit in any way.

CU (Commercial Use)
Product that can be use in a commercial way. You can create with these items, new elements or new papers and resell them as PU (personal use). If a kit or element is appropriate for commercial use it can also be used for PU/ S4H or S4O.

CU4CU (Commercial Use for Commercial Use)
These kind of products allow you to create your own commercial use products from the provided elements or papers. With CU4CU items, nearly everything is allowed except reselling them as they are.

S4H (Scrap for Hire)
That means that is not just for personal use but also to scrap for someone else.

QP (Quickpage or Quick Page)
A predesigned digital scrapbook page saved in a flattened form with transparent spots for photos.

FS (Full Size)
This is the size of an item or kit. For printable resolution (300dpi).

TS (Tagger Size)
This is the size of an item or kit. For web resolution (72dpi minimum).

PV (Preview)
The main image that represents the product.

TOU (Terms of Use)
Designer terms and conditions.

 

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